Collections and Models

Hot Tub Model Comparison: 3-Seaters

Even small outdoor spaces can boast huge style with a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Perfect for a couple’s night in or just entertaining a couple of friends, our 3-person models have generous seating and features guaranteed to provide a balance of elegance and comfort to your backyard, deck, or patio. Our J-415™ and J-315™ home spas, while similar in size, have distinct features that may make one model more ideal for your home than the other.

J-415™


The J-415™ makes relaxing easy after a long day or a weekend barbecue with exclusive RX Jets and a low profile to increase usability and convenience.

  • Illuminated pillow and adjustable WaterColour® waterfall fuse sights and sounds, bringing an additional sensory facet to your soaks
  • More massage options, including five PowerPro® RX jets with spinning action for your back and FX Jets for your legs and feet, supply full-body pampering and focused, powerful hydromassage
  • Additional premium FX Jets cover your back and shoulders in the upright seats, stimulating small muscle groups and relieving tension and strain
  • 5-Stage filtration process helps the J-415™ achieve the cleanest water in the shortest amount of time
  • Status indicator light makes it easy to verify the status of your hot tub
  • Dimensions: 76”x66”x32”

J-315™


The J-315™, one of our smallest spas, is designed to fit compact spaces while delivering strong hydromassage with PowerPro® Jets.

  • ProAir™ Lounge combines muscle knot-releasing PowerPro® Jets for the upper back, neck and shoulders while the rifling action of PowerPro® Jets target your legs and lower back
  • Pillows position your body to maximize the benefits of hydromassage and a cascading backlit waterfall help to soothe your mood and increase relaxation
  • Illuminated footwells provide the dual benefit of increased visibility and soothing chromatherapy
  • A variety of PowerPro® jets, including eight directional FX jets, deliver the optimal balance of water and air pressure, so you can enjoy targeted massage and full body “rifling” action throughout the tub
  • The Smart Access door allows for easy maintenance
  • The J-315™ also utilizes CLEARRAY® technology with a 4-stage filtration process that achieves the cleanest water faster Dimensions: 76”x66”x32”
  • Seats 2-3 adults

 

Both home spas have customizable style with shell colors such as Platinum, Sand, Opal, and Monaco, so you can create a look that matches your home. Cabinet choices include Brazilian Teak, Roasted Chestnut, and Silverwood to blend with your outdoor décor and landscaping.

Visit our 3-person hot tub page and download our free brochure to learn more about layouts and specifications. When you’re ready, stop by one of our local Jacuzzi® dealers for an in-store wet test, pricing, and financing options.

Introducing the ProLink™ App

Continuing the tradition of leading the industry with ground-breaking innovations, the Jacuzzi® Brand is proud to announce the new ProLink™ App, which puts the power to control your J-500™ Collection hot tub right in the palm of your hand. Here’s a look at how this cutting-edge app works and why you’ll want to add it to your phone’s home screen today.

What It Does

Whether in your living room or your office, the ProLink™ App lets you use your iOS or Android device to set your hot tub’s water temperature, turn jets on or off, and schedule maintenance operations. The remote monitoring app also allows you to adjust your spa’s lights, review your owner’s manual, and can alert both you and your local dealership of any service needs.
 

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How It Works

The advanced Jacuzzi® ProTouch™ Control Panel on models in the J-500™ Collection employs Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® technologies to pair with the ProLink™ App. Your hot tub will need to be within range of your home’s Wi-Fi network in order to use the ProLink™ service, which is free for the first year and $25 annually after that.

Why Use It

Use the ProLink™ App to heat up your hot tub on your way home from work, or set it to vacation mode to reduce energy consumption while you’re away. The handy app also helps make water care and maintenance worry-free so you can concentrate on enjoying your hot tub. And you can also lock your spa while you’re away to keep both your kids and your spa safe.

Whether you already own a hot tub from the Jacuzzi® J-500™ Collection, or are considering adding one to your home soon, the ProLink™ App is a must-have addition that can increase your convenience, giving you more time to relax and enjoy your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Visit Google Play or the iTunes App Store to download the app today.

Body Part Series: Best Seats and Jets for Your Legs

From heels to hamstrings and calves to quadriceps, our legs are home to the largest and most-used muscles in the human body. And as they’re literally responsible for carrying us through life, legs are also among the most burdened body parts on a day-to-day basis. Fortunately, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs have seats and jets that were engineered especially to increase circulation and alleviate aches in the lower extremities.

Whether you’re presently experiencing leg pain that you’d like to address, or if you simply want to give your legs a luxurious and well-deserved hydrotherapy experience, these seats and jets are here to help.

PowerPro® FX Small Jets

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Relieve cramped calves, hurting heels, and achy arches thanks to this surprisingly intense jet that exclusively addresses acute areas below the waist.

Available in the J-300™, J-LX™  and J-400™ Collections 

PowerPro® FX Jets

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This jet emanates a steady, circular stream of air and water designed to target smaller muscle groups in the legs, including the tissue on the back of the knees and other tension points near your joints.

Available in the J-LX®, J-300™ and J-400™ Collections

PowerPro® BX Jets

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This jet’s 50/50 air-to-water ratio a features a “bubbling” effect designed to address undesirable discomfort in the calves and surrounding areas.

Exclusively available in the J-300™ Collection

If you’re experiencing pain in your legs, a seat with any of these jets could be just what you need. There are also seats and jets that specifically target your hips and wrists if those areas need attention, too.

Visit your local Jacuzzi® Hot Tub Dealer and schedule a wet test today.

Body Part Series: Best Seats and Jets for Your Hips and Wrists

Hips and wrists are two of the most used—and most crucial—areas of the body. If not properly cared for, the effects of gravity can wreak havoc on the hips, while repetitive motion can ravage the wrists. By caring for these important areas with occasional hydromassage sessions, you can maintain full range of motion and alleviate any symptoms you might be experiencing.

If your hips or wrists are causing you pain, these jets and seats are here to help make your discomfort disappear.

PowerPro® FX Directional Jets

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These stress-soothing jets assist in melting away tension by boosting blood flow in the region around the hips. The directional nature of these jets lets you pinpoint any part of the hip area that’s causing you pain, no matter the size or shape of your body frame.

Available exclusively in the J-500™ Collection

PowerPro® PX Jets

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These potent jets come in pairs and emit an intense hydromassage that homes in on the vital muscles groups in the hands and wrists. Ideal for desk jockeys, these jets provide the perfect means to counteract the damaging effects of carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion disorders. In addition, the force of the jets’ flow can be regulated, allowing you to find the perfect amount of pulsating pressure.

Exclusively available in theJ-500™, J-400™, J-LX® and J-300™ Collections 

Whether you’re already experiencing hip or wrist pain, or if you just want to prevent potential pain that might occur down the road, the PowerPro® FX Directional Jets and PowerPro® PX Jets might be exactly what you’re looking for. Find out for yourself by scheduling a wet test at your local Jacuzzi® Hot Tub Dealer today.

In-Ground vs. Portable Hot Tubs

Though it’s far less of an undertaking than installing a pool, preparing for a backyard hot tub still deserves serious consideration. After deciding to welcome a hot tub into your world, one of the first decisions you’ll be confronted with is whether to go with a built-in or portable hot tub. Each style has its own appeal and advantages. Here is a quick summary of the benefits of each:

Versatility

Portable hot tubs are designed to fit well in a variety of settings, from your patio or yard to an indoor space. They can also be sunk into ground, built into a deck, or remain above ground. And, when it comes to equipment, it’s built directly into the portable spa and doesn’t need a separate location in your yard.

In-ground hot tubs are very versatile because you can choose the shape and size. They can be added as a dramatic landscape effect, or as a hidden retreat that seamlessly blends in with your yard. Just keep in mind you’ll need an extra spot for equipment.

Advanced Hydrotherapy

Portable hot tubs often offer highly-specialized and specifically-placed jets, ergonomic seating options to accommodate individuals of various heights, and lounge seating options. Overall, it’s easier to target specific body parts for hydrotherapy with portable hot tubs.

In-ground hot tubs use basic, standard jets that are typically single sized. You can choose the placement of the jets, but the types of massage produced by the jets aren’t as varied as with portable spas.

Ease of Maintenance

Advancements in portable hot tub filtration make it easy to maintain and care for water. Covers are also frequently included for purchasers of portable hot tubs, helping to keep the water cleaner longer, as well as maintain the water temperature when not in use. The acrylic shells of portable hot tubs are more comfortable (gentler on skin and swimsuits) than the materials used for in-ground spas and easier to clean. Portable spas also have a quick-drain feature and overall come equipped with long warranties.

In-ground hot tubs require the same amount of maintenance as portables in regard to balancing the water chemicals, but can be more difficult to clean. One perk is that if your in-ground hot tub is connected to an in-ground pool, you do not have to drain it. This could potentially reduce maintenance (although you are adding the maintenance of a pool!).

We hope this article has helped explain the differences of in-ground and portable hot tubs, so you can easily decide which type is best for your family. If you’d like to check out your options for portable hot tubs in person, click here to find the Jacuzzi dealership near you.

What Happens at a Wet Test?

There are many benefits that come from visiting a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub dealership. Among the most important steps you can take upon arrival, is getting into the hot tubs themselves. By stepping into a hot tub—whether it’s wet or dry—you’re more likely to find the model that best fits your needs.

If you have the opportunity to wet test a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, here are some tips.

To get the most out of the experience, it’s recommended that you bring the following items with you: a swimsuit, a towel or robe, a plastic bag to put your wet swimsuit in afterwards, and flip flops or slippers if you plan to get changed in the bathroom.

Before you arrive at the dealership, take a few moments to write down any questions that come to mind. It’s recommended that you do this, because after you experience the warm water and pulsating jets of a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, you’ll likely come up with new questions, while initial ones might slip your mind.

Once you get to the dealership, a representative will escort you to the wet-test area. Many dealers provide “wet-test rooms” to give guests greater privacy, or they offer to stay afterhours to ensure you receive the seclusion you desire. Most dealerships even invite you to bring your whole family to test out each of the different hot tub models.

Be sure to try out a variety of models and seats. Here are a few popular seats and the models in which you can experience them:

  • The ProAir™ Lounge Seat—Targeting muscle knots and tension in the neck, shoulders, and upper back, this lounge seat also eases tightness in the legs and lower back. Exclusively available in our J-300™ Collection
  • The FX-12 Therapy Seat—Designed to provide an advanced deep-tissue massage, this versatile seat employs adjustable spiral-action jets that provide a high-class hydromassage with full coverage of the back and neck. Exclusively available in our J-300™, J-400™ and J-500™ Collections
  • The MX2 Jet Therapy Seat—This curved seat cradles your body in the perfect position for an exceptional deep-tissue massage that concentrates on the larger lower-back muscle groups. Exclusively available in our J-LX®, J-400™, and J-500™ Collections
  • The RX Jet Therapy Seat—The pinnacle of performance, this top-tier seat provides a luxurious Swedish-style hydromassage that you control. Exclusively available in our J-LX® and J-400™ Collections, and in an upgraded version in our J-500™ Collection

Ready for your wet test? Locate your nearest Jacuzzi® dealer and schedule one today!

Luxurious Jacuzzi® Wellness Hotels in Europe

Just because you’re heading out of town doesn’t mean you have to miss your hydrotherapy sessions. Jacuzzi® Original Wellness Hotels are destinations that serve as outstanding alternatives to doing without your hot tub. So the next time you’re traveling to Europe, book a stay at one of these lavish locales for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Alasia Hotel (Limassol, Cyprus)

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This trendy, recently renovated hotel offers an escape from fast-paced living and invites you into a luxurious world where all that matters is your well-being.  Each of Alasia’s executive suites feature a Jacuzzi® Bathtub inside, and a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub on a private balcony, allowing unobstructed bay and city views.

Le Patio des Artistes (Cannes, France)

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This contemporary establishment in the famed City of Cinema serves as a relaxing locale replete with wicker armchairs, a soothing fountain, and all the magic of the Mediterranean. The solarium on Le Patio’s terrace marks the ideal spot to take in panoramic vistas, and the Wellness Center is where you’ll find a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, multisensory shower, and an inviting sauna and steam room.

Cà Fonterotonda Apartment (Venezia, Italy)

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Nestled in Venice’s arts district, just a stone’s throw from several famous galleries, is the city’s sole tourist apartment. The Cà Fonterotonda features a wellness room with sensory showers and a private Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Guests are also invited to ascend to the top floor’s arbor, which offers incredible Venetian views.

Country House Villa Collepere (Matelica, Italy)

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Located on the outskirts of the quaint village of Matelica, this 16th-century villa is surrounded by a bucolic garden with plenty of spots to read and relax. A pool in the garden behind the house allows unparalleled panoramic views of nearby hills and wine estates, whereas the private spa area and Jacuzzi® Hot Tub are tucked away indoors.

Mantatelurè (Lecce, Italy)

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This historic palazzo built back in 1550 has been restored and revamped and now serves as a charming guest house. The onetime residence offers visitors a memorable stay that’s brimming of beauty, sophistication, and first-rate service. A Jacuzzi® Hot Tub awaits you in the Mantatelurè’s outdoor garden.

Hotel Corte Ongaro (Verona, Italy)

 

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A paragon of environmental awareness, the Hotel Corte Ongaro is situated mere minutes from Verona’s center, and is the city’s singular example of green hospitality. The verdant grass roof transforms the building’s top into a placid paradise, and the adjacent solarium touts a sizable Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.

Hotel Mont Blanc (La Salle, Italy)

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Resting at the foot of Mont Blanc, and within reach of the top tourist areas and skiing spots, sits this stone and wooden wonder. The hotel’s outdoor Wellness Center features a swimming pool and Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, both with incredible panoramic views, while a heated pool, sauna, and second Jacuzzi® Hot Tub are ready for you indoors.

Il Sogno di Giulietta (Verona, Italy)

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Located on the estate that inspired one of Shakespeare’s most famous works, Il Sogno di Giulietta, or “Juliet’s Dream,” is a historic house adjacent to the most romantic balcony in literature. Each of the regal rooms in this romantic residence features a Jacuzzi® Bathtub to wash away your worries.

La Collina Benessere e Relax (Monsampietro Morico, Italy)

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This hilltop resort that opened in 2014 is located in a small hamlet and consists of three buildings that cater to your every whim. An olive grove surrounds the estate, which includes the sizable swimming pool with breathtaking mountain and sea views, serves as Tranquility and wellbeing, and includes a Jacuzzi® and sauna lounge.

Umbriaverde Sporting & Resort (Massa Martana, Italy)

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Surrounded by a sea of green, this sporty sanctuary offers swimming, cycling, and trekking, in addition to an array of more relaxing recreations. Water, sounds, and colors collide in the Wellness Center, where chromo- and aromatherapy can be used in conjunction with a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub to invigorate your senses.

The next time you’re traveling abroad, maintain your hydrotherapy sessions by staying at a Jacuzzi® Original Wellness Hotel. Here’s a handy hotel finder to help you locate lodging nearest to your destination.

Jacuzzi Expert Q&A: Larry Ovalle

In this new blog series, we’ll be featuring regular interviews with Jacuzzi employees. Get to know the people behind the hot tubs and baths, more about the company values, and details about the products you might not have known about. In this installment, we’ll be speaking with Larry Ovalle, Director of Product Marketing, Hot Tubs:

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Q: How long have you worked at Jacuzzi?

 Larry Ovalle (LO): I’ve been with Jacuzzi for more than four years as both a Senior Product Manager and Director of Product Marketing, Hot Tubs.

 

Q: Can you give us a quick explanation of what you do on a day-to-day basis?

(LO): I lead the marketing aspect of product development, which involves collaboration with the engineering and commercial teams to bring Jacuzzi innovation to market. In addition, I manage the existing product portfolio of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs.

 

Q: What is the process for developing new products?

(LO): We engineer our hot tubs with the user in mind, so our product development begins with a lot of investigation. Our Research and Development team has spent years understanding body types, muscles, massage types, jet placement, and benefits so we can perfect our products to best suit health and wellness. The original J-300™ hydrotherapy pump was designed to ease a child’s rheumatism and we have continued to evolve with wellness in mind.

 

Q: How do you collect customer feedback on products?

(LO): Our product development always starts with customer input, allowing us to focus on what will foster use of a hot tub for years to come. We concentrate on benefits that are meaningful to the user like the hydromassage experience, quality, durability, comfortable seating, and energy efficiency.

 

Q: What are the most unique aspects of the new J-500™ Collection?

(LO): You’ve never seen a hot tub like this before. Bringing all of the experience and design quality from the inside of the tub to the outside, the J-500™ Hot Tub Collection is the first to introduce the Curvalux™ Skirt and architectural corner lighting, ProEdge™ interior lighting that changes color and a glass touchscreen control panels.

 

Q: Are there any new product developments in store for 2015?

(LO):  In spring of this year we’re launching the ProLink™ app that allows owners to remotely monitor and control their J-500™ Collection hot tubs from anywhere. With this Jacuzzi® Remote Monitoring App, users can schedule and receive maintenance reminders, adjust the water temperature, activate features from jets to lights, and even set hot tub mode (for example, to vacation mode) from anywhere in the world.

 

Q: What is the one thing you think is most important for customers to know?

(LO): We are always raising the bar when it comes to performance while striving to make our products easy to use, enjoyable, and more energy efficient. We also want to promote hot tub usage, so as people’s needs change, we continue to evolve to meet those needs without compromising our brand values.

 

About Larry Ovalle:

As the Director of Product Marketing, Hot Tubs for Jacuzzi, Larry Ovalle leads the marketing aspect of product development which involves collaboration with the engineering and commercial teams to bring Jacuzzi innovation to market. In addition, he manages the existing product portfolio of Jacuzzi hot tubs. Prior to joining Jacuzzi Larry spent several years at B/S/H/Home Appliances, including a year at their Munich headquarters.  He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in International Management and minor in German.

 

Check back soon for more Q&A with Jacuzzi experts!

What is the Hydromassage Like in the New J-500™ Collection?

Aside from its stunning appearance, the J-500™ Collection offers the most technologically advanced feature set available on any Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Chief among these highlights are a PowerPro® FX Directional Jet and an upgraded Therapy Seat, which work to deliver a neck-to-toe hydromassage experience that’s far superior to any other hot tub on the market.

Here’s a closer look at what you can expect from a hydromassage session in the new J-500™ Collection:

Introducing the PowerPro® FX Directional Jet

New to the Jacuzzi® Brand family of jets is the PowerPro® FX Directional Jet. Designed to simultaneously soothe stress while improving blood flow around the hips, this jet emits a focused stream that can be directionally adjusted to hit the right spot regardless of your body type.

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The J-500™ Collection features a wider variety of open-seating elevations, enabling it to more comfortably accommodate individuals of any height. The array of available seats provides the utmost level of comfort for hot tub users and extends an enhanced degree of hydrotherapeutic benefits.

Upgraded Therapy Seat

A pair of PowerPro® PX wrist jets are infused into the upright FX-12 Therapy seat in the J-585™ model. These jets provide a concentrated massage to the often-overlooked area of minor muscles in the wrists and hands, ideal for combatting carpal tunnel syndrome and other modern-day maladies. The strength of the pulsation can be adjusted as well, allowing for different rates of water flow.

Perfectly Timed Hydromassage

Have your hydromassage ready for you the moment you get home, thanks to the new ProLink™ smartphone app (available Spring 2015) that pairs exclusively with J-500™ models. Save time and start your sessions earlier by powering up your jets before leaving work. Your hot tub will be primed up as soon as you step inside your home. Better yet, the app serves to directly connect you with your local Jacuzzi® Hot Tub dealer, ensuring incredible service with just a few taps on your touch screen.

Hot Tubs in the J-500™ Collection deliver a precision hydromassage experience that‘s in a class all its own. Schedule a wet test with your local dealer and find out firsthand.

Top Questions to Ask a Spa Dealer

You’re ready to visit your local Jacuzzi® dealer to learn more about purchasing the right hot tub or bathtub for your home, but you may not be sure what questions to ask. It’s understandable that you’d like to be a well-informed consumer and make sure you get the important details sorted out. To help get you started, here are some questions to keep in mind when you make the trip to the dealer:

  • How long has Jacuzzi been in business?

               Does Jacuzzi offer a warranty? If so, what does it cover?

  • How long has your dealership been in business?

              Do you have any customer testimonials or videos you can share with me? What customer service offerings do you provide?

  • What jets are right for me?

              What part of your body do you want to focus on? Which jet configurations are available in each model?

  • Can I take a wet test?

              Do I need to make an appointment? What is involved in a wet test? How long can I stay in the hot tub or bathtub? 

  • What colors are available for the shells and cabinetry?

               Do color swatches for the acrylic shell and cabinetry look different online as opposed to in person? Are certain patterns unique to each hot tub? 

  • How much space do I need for delivery?

              Can I arrange for a home inspection from an expert prior to making a decision to help determine if I have the needed space? 

  • How intensive is the maintenance?

               How much time can I expect to spend cleaning? How often do I have to clean? What cleaning products do you recommend to keep my Jacuzzi® Hot Tub                spotless? Do I need to take special steps with the changing seasons?

 

We hope these questions provided you with some idea of what to ask during your visit to your local dealer. Keep these questions, along with any others you might generate, in mind when searching for your perfect Jacuzzi® Hot Tub.

Introducing the J-500™ Collection

J500_cityscape_nightAfter years in development, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs has unveiled the J-500™ Collection, designed to deliver the most advanced hydromassage experience available while looking good in your backyard, too. One look at the J-575™ and J-585™ models and you’ll instantly know that these are no ordinary hot tubs. With its striking appearance, powerful jets, and cutting-edge technology, the J-500™ Collection is in a class all its own.

Unrivaled Design

Thanks to its eye-catching corner lights and the high-end outdoor furniture look of the weatherproof Curvalux™ exterior, the J-500™ Collection will ignite your senses before you even step inside. With its backlit cascading waterfalls, architectural lighting design, and multicolored ProEdge™ fiber-optic lights encircling the hot tub’s interior, the models in our J-500™ Collection are a beauty to behold.

Unbridled Power

The J-500® Collection takes hydromassage to the next level with a brand new jet specifically designed to hone in on the hip area. The adjustable PowerPro® FX Medium Jet makes its first appearance in a new therapy seat, alongside the PowerPro® RX and PowerPro® PX Jets. In addition, the J-585™ model contains a pair of powerful wrist jets embedded right inside the upright therapy seat. When combined, these jets create a hydromassage session that is truly unequaled.

Revolutionary Control

As if unbeatable looks and strength weren’t enough, the J-500™ Collection has brains to match. As our most technologically advanced hot tubs ever, the models in the J-500™ Collection include ProTouch™ Glass Touchscreen Control, the hot tub industry’s first. And by pairing your hot tub with your smartphone via the Jacuzzi® ProLink™ app (available Spring 2015), you can heat your J-575™ or J-585™ Hot Tub from wherever you are. Plus, when it comes time for maintenance, the app will notify both you and your local dealership of any issues that need to be addressed.

If you’re seeking a luxury hot tub with a perfect balance of beauty, power, and technology, look no further than the new J-500™ Collection from Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs. Contact your local dealer today and experience the pinnacle of form and function.

Interesting Hot Tub Historical Firsts

The idea behind hot tubs—a cauldron of hot water—has existed for thousands of years. From early cultures resting and relaxing in hot springs to the state-of-the-art jets on the Jacuzzi J-500™, this unique way to unwind and improve your physical and mental well-being has deeply ingrained itself in the human psyche. Here, we’ve gathered a collection of little-known hot tub historical firsts that may prove both surprising and interesting:

The First Spa

The term “spa” is drawn from the Belgian town of Spa (possibly Espa). Spa possessed mineral springs, which were believed to contribute to physical and mental well-being. The name Spa has since become synonymous with a body of water that has health-giving properties.

First Hot Tub to Cross the Atlantic

In 1907, the RMS Adriatic (owned by the same company that built the infamous Titanic) was the first vessel to provide passengers with a swimming pool and a Turkish bath. The latter of these is a hybrid spa/sauna experience that drew from popular European bathhouses. A Turkish bath included time spent in a steam room, as well as a relaxing massage and a warm rinse.

First Hot Tub Pump

In the 1950s, the Jacuzzi brothers—who made their name designing agricultural pump systems—created the J-300™. This pump turned any bathtub into a hydrotherapy chamber, and it was largely sold to schools and medical facilities.

First Self-Contained Hot Tub

In 1968, the first jetted bathtub arrived on the scene. Roy Jacuzzi integrated the famous Jacuzzi® Brand jets into the sides of the tub, rather than depending on a single pump. In the 1970s, Jacuzzi® Brand introduced larger tubs with heating and filtration systems, creating the first self-contained spas and bringing hydrotherapy and the health benefits it confers to a mass audience for the first time.

First Touchscreen Control Hot Tub

The Jacuzzi® Brand has moved hot tubs into the future with the J-500™. This spa features the first glass touchscreen panel integrated into a hot tub, enabling you to easily adjust your settings with the flick of a finger. In addition, you can pair your J-500™ with your smartphone, so you can instruct your hot tub to heat up while you’re on your way home, or send a maintenance alert to your local dealership.

The hot tub has evolved and grown in popularity over the years. With the advent of the J-500™, Jacuzzi is proud to remain at the forefront of these advancements, and will continue to lead the way in hot tub and bathtub innovation for years to come.

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